Plant identification help

Frisbee
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Went to a local pond and found this. I’m Not sure what it is. Ignore the duckweed and other stuff in there. It’s not hornwort, maybe some kind of cabomba? I don’t know.

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SM1199
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That looks like parrot feather. I had some for a while but it wasn't the best grower for me. It prefers to float or have some leaves above water.
 
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Frisbee
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SM1199 said:
That looks like parrot feather. I had some for a while but it wasn't the best grower for me. It prefers to float or have some leaves above water.
Possible, but I don’t think so. None of this stuff was growing out of the water, and it looks a little different. I could be wrong though, I’m not very good at plant ID.
 
SM1199
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Frisbee said:
Possible, but I don’t think so. None of this stuff was growing out of the water, and it looks a little different. I could be wrong though, I’m not very good at plant ID.
That would actually make sense as plants often take on different leaf shapes when grown submerged as compared to immersed. I could still be wrong that this is parrot feather though.
 
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Frisbee
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SM1199 said:
That would actually make sense as plants often take on different leaf shapes when grown submerged as compared to immersed. I could still be wrong that this is parrot feather though.
I don’t know, it just seems odd that there would be so much of it all over the pond and none of it would grow out of the water.
 
SM1199
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I found another one very similar to parrot feather in appearance but is less sturdy so does not breach the water's surface: . Another widespread invasive species.
 
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Frisbee
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SM1199 said:
I found another one very similar to parrot feather in appearance but is less sturdy so does not breach the water's surface: . Another widespread invasive species.
Now that looks a more like it.
 

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